In Kiev, the closure of the subway due to the coronavirus led to traffic jams and crowds of people at bus stops

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the Ukraine government’s decision to close the Moscow metro turned into a transport collapse. As a result, the public transport formed a queue of people who ignored the recommendation to wear a medical mask.

Instead of metro Kiev can move by public transport: bus, tram, trolleybus. But passengers should be masked, and the interior can go no more than 10 people, according to TSN.

Drivers and passengers the rules of the movement for a period of quarantine to ignore. The salons of minibuses are overcrowded, and the majority of the people of Kiev, no masks. Some passengers explained that such recommendations hear for the first time, while others stated that the masks have no place to buy. Photos of overcrowded buses and trolleybuses, as well as queues at stops of public transport has published “the”

Officials, for their part, are encouraged to inform the police about violations. For example, the drivers are advised to contact the security forces in case of severe crowding and the presence of “extra” passengers.

Bus stop
But the metro does not get infected!!!

— (@hochu_dodomu) March 18, 2020

in most cases, people say they are ready not to violate the rules, only if it created the necessary conditions for this (given the mask, increased the number of ground transport, etc.), not just started to ban.

Note that the decision to close the subway is also accepted by the authorities in Kharkiv and Dnipro. The mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes, the suspension of the subway in Kharkiv explained on the example of Italy. In this country, the coronavirus infected more than 31.5 thousand people died – more than 2.5 thousand. “In Italy works and the metro, and trams, only no one goes there, there is already some corpses,” said the official.

the Outbreak of the novel coronavirus was recorded at the end of December 2019 in the most densely populated city in Central China – 12-million city of Wuhan. The world health organization recognized it as an emergency situation on an international scale, describing as an epidemic, with many lesions. Then was declared a pandemic.

In Ukraine, to date, recorded 14 laboratory-confirmed cases COVID-19, with two of them fatal, writes UNIAN. The country declared a national quarantine, which will last until April 3. In this regard, in Kiev closed not only metro, but also shopping centers, gyms, beauty salons, restaurants, bars, restricted movement around the city and between other settlements. Continue the work of ATMs, gas stations, pharmacies, grocery stores, transfers “RBC-Ukraine”.